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Children's Vaccination Records

Children aren't required to get a COVID-19 vaccine to attend school, so there isn't an exemption process. Eligible youth are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated.

By law in Ontario, Public Health needs:
  • An up-to-date vaccination record, or
  • A valid exemption form

This is required for each child attending a licensed child care centre, licensed home child care agency (Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014) or school (Immunization of School Pupils Act).

Parents are responsible for providing up-to-date vaccination information.

Check your Vaccination Records

You can check to see if your child has the vaccines they need to attend child care or school by:

Getting your Child Vaccinated

In addition to the required vaccinations, Public Health strongly recommends:

Your child gets vaccines based on a routine schedule starting at two months of age. By following this schedule, your child will stay up-to-date with the required and recommended vaccinations.

When following the routine schedule, timing matters. The schedule gives some age ranges for your child to receive a vaccine (four to six and 14 to 16 years).

Your child becomes overdue for the four to six year booster once they turn seven years of age. However, your child becomes due for their 14 to 16 year booster 10 years after receiving their four to six year booster.

For example, if they receive their four to six year booster at four years of age, they become due for their 14 to 16 year booster at 14 years of age. For questions, contact the vaccine team.

Learn more about where your child can get vaccinated and how to get the vaccines they need.

Report your Child's Vaccinations

You can report your child's vaccination by:

  • Completing our online form
  • Calling 905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7425
  • Faxing your vaccination record (yellow card) to 905-688-8225

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